The Islamic State kept good to their threat, carrying out a horrific Good Friday commemoration by crucifying a Catholic priest.

The Rev. Thomas Uzhunnalil, a Salesian priest, was paraded and then crucified by the terror group after being held hostage. In early March, Uzhunnalil was kidnapped after ISIS stormed an elderly care facility in Yemen run by Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. They also killed 16 in the attack, including four nuns.


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His execution by the Islamist sect, using the same method used by the Romans on Jesus and marked on Good Friday every year, was confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna. Father Uzhunnalil was a native of India and had been the object of both prayers and diplomatic efforts since the March 4 raid where 16 Christian nuns and nurses were killed. Bishop Paul Hinder, who heads the Catholic Church in Yemen, said the Missionaries home had been the object of numerous threats but they refused to leave. washingtontimes

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rev Uzhunnalil’s family and friends at this difficult time.